I'm not a big fan of hot weather and don't long for the great out doors during the summer. I lived in Florida for a while and was a mere 3 blocks from the beach, but didn't go down there except first thing in the morning and mostly on cloudy days. I ride around in the car with the windows up and the air on freeze. I just don't like hot. If it could be summer and not be hot I'd like that - but it would kind of mess up the whole point for the rest of the world, huh? But there is one thing about summer I just love and that is the fresh veggies. Tomatoes being my all time favorite. You just can't get a good mater in the winter. I don't remember who sang this song, they were a band on prior to Joan Baez many years ago. The song said there are 2 things money can't buy and that's true love and home grown tomatoes. Kind of silly for a song but oh so true. I look at the tomatoes in the store year round and they don't even smell like a tomatos. They are pretty thou. But I long all year for the big ugly non round tomatoes that smell like heaven and taste like a tomato should. I try real hard to eat my fill when they are growing locally.
This coming weekend is the East Nashville Tomato Festival
which is all things tomato.
If you are down in the area drop by
Art & Invention Gallery and see the
wonderful tomato art.
I have been working on the Birthday Block swap today. I was planning on making my blocks in sets of 3 different color groupings, but I've changed my mind run amuck with all different colors. Just couldn't help myself. They are all cut out and I just need to get a few more put together and they will be ready for the second part of the signature (this goes in the muslin part in the center) and a little extra stitching. For the details about this swap just click the block to the left and it will take you to a very nice blog and you can find out all about it.
I did finally finish DH's 3 Stooges lap quilt this past Sunday. No Grannie I wasn't sewing on Sunday I promise. I've had this great sewing cabinet for months now and had never opened up the back part. Not quilt sure why... Most of the things I work on are smaller than 24x24 so I've not really needed it, but we opened it up and WOW. It was wonderful. So Monday I made several things with heavy upholstery fabric that would normally have given me problems but the fabric just floated out across the cabinet and it was great. So now the big roll of fabric in the corner is gone and my dinning room chairs will soon have new seats. I've already made small pillow for your back. I like these chairs a lot but the seats have kind of lost there softness over the years. This is the fabric I made window treatments out of in the kitchen so this will pull the 2 rooms together even more.